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    A 7 kg cylinder is attached to a series of two springs - as shown in the attached illustration (see the attachment). If the cylinder is released from rest - when the springs are both un-stretched - determine the maximum stretch in each spring.

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    Please refer to the attachment.

    (See attached file diagram)

    The fig shows various forces acting on the system of springs and the cylinder.

    Let the spring 1 gets extended by x and the second ...

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